28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bowral
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Fitzroy Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Kangaroo Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Falls Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Moffat Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane journey planner .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay vacation planning website .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Bowraville Folk Museum, then learn about all things military at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, then kick back and relax at Diggers beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Getting from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bowraville
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum

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nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Port Macquarie Historic Court House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. On the next day, meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie online route planner .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Terrigal.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, kick back and relax at Zenith Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Newcastle Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at One Mile Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fingal Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, expect nights in Nelson Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay Beach, Newcastle Art Gallery, One Mile Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip site .

Drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bowral.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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night
Bowral

Bowral ©
Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, learn about winemaking at Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard, examine the collection at Berrima District Museum, then learn about winemaking at Tertini Wines, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Wines.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bowral journey planner .

Getting from Sydney to Bowral by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, Bowral is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Fitzroy Falls.

Things to do in Bowral

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Mittagong, Berrima District Museum, Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard
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Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard ©
Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard
Berrima District Museum ©
Berrima District Museum

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night
Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls ©
Fitzroy Falls is a village in the Wingecarribee Shire, located with the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fitzroy Falls trip builder website .

Fitzroy Falls is just a short distance from Bowral. In March in Fitzroy Falls, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Fitzroy Falls

Museums

Side Trip

Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
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2
nights
Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley ©
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Callala Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Werri Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Hampden Bridge, then kick back and relax at Hyams Beach, and then stroll through Blenheim Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Valley online itinerary maker .

Kangaroo Valley is very close to Fitzroy Falls. In March in Kangaroo Valley, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Callala Beach, Werri Beach, Kiama Blowhole
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mugga-Mugga Cottage, then examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canberra road trip app .

You can drive from Kangaroo Valley to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kangaroo Valley in March, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alpine National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bogong, then examine the collection at Falls Creek Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Falls Creek Cross Country.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Falls Creek day trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Falls Creek by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alpine National Park, Mount Bogong
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Alpine National Park ©
Alpine National Park
Mount Bogong ©
Mount Bogong
Falls Creek Museum ©
Falls Creek Museum

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip app .

You can drive from Falls Creek to Melbourne in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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